ep. 15


Monad: The EVM at Full Throttle | Keone Hon, Kevin G

Keone Hon and Kevin G join us to discuss how Monad is scaling the EVM. Every project in crypto right now is launching an L2 or marketing how their execution environment is better than the EVM. Monad has taken the opposite approach and is building an L1 that leverages the EVM with new optimizations like parallel execution. In this conversation, we discuss Monad's EVM optimizations, the blockchain trilemma, why Monad chose the EVM, how to launch a new L1, modular vs integrated and more!

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(00:00) Introduction

(00:32) Monad: A Parallelized L1 Leveraging the EVM

(06:01) The Blockchain Trilemma

(17:31) Monad’s Optimizations and Remaining Bottlenecks

(26:14) Jito Mid Roll

(27:18) Permissionless Plug 

(28:18)Why Choose the EVM and Not Build an L2?

(31:13) The Importance of Community

(36:20) L1 Fees and Tokenomics

(41:58) Could Ethereum Implement Monad’s Optimizations?

(43:15) The Blockchain Design Landscape

(46:49) Modular vs Integrated

(49:10) Crypto’s Most Exciting Sectors

(51:54) High Fidelity DeFi

(55:21) Go-To-Market Strategy

(59:57) Rapid Fire

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